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Medical Research

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  • Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon

    Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon
    U.S. regulators are likely to approve Merck & Co's highly anticipated immuno-oncology drug, pembrolizumab, as a treatment for melanoma well ahead of a late October deadline, according to three sources familiar with the situation. If approved by the...
  • Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies

    Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies
    MONROVIA (Reuters) - A Liberian doctor who treated victims of an Ebola epidemic and then contracted the disease himself has died even though he was given the experimental drug ZMapp, Liberia's information minister said on Monday. Abraham Borbor's death...
  • As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese

    As kids get fatter, fewer parents can tell their children are obese
    Researchers have identified a new culprit in the epidemic of childhood obesity: parents who can’t even tell that their pudgy kids are overweight. A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that American parents are significantly less likely to...
  • New recommendations for overweight people with heart risks

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Overweight patients with risk factors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for "intensive behavioral counseling" about diet or exercise, according to new recommendations from the United States Preventive...
  • Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about the disease

    What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot...
  • Mayo: After Robin Williams death, a chance to talk about suicide prevention

    Here's my Sunday print column, on the lone possible silver lining to Robin Williams' untimely and tragic death: increased awareness and education when it comes to suicide prevention... Jackie Rosen is a mother who knows all about the pain of suicide,...
  • Sierra Leone 'hero' doctor's death exposes slow Ebola response

    FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) - When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone's most famous doctor wondered why he had been denied the same treatment before he died from...
  • Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS

    Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS
    Unless you've been living with your head under a bucket, you've heard about or participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge an effort to raise money for ALS research by dousing cold water on yourself and/or donating $100. The success of the viral marketing...
  • Mexico's Peņa Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned

     Mexico's Peña Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned
    When he was running for election in 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peņa Nieto offered a new police organization, the gendarmerie, as a cornerstone campaign promise and his only security initiative. It was to be a 50,000-strong, independent paramilitary...
  • After Robin Williams' death, a chance to spotlight suicide prevention

    Jackie Rosen is a mother who knows all about the pain of suicide, channeling her son's death nearly three decades ago into something constructive — a Weston-based outreach and educational group called The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention...
  • Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature

    With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last. By midnight Aug. 31, they must address such contentious issues as whether to ban plastic carryout bags from supermarkets statewide,...